The following information was last updated on 15 September 2020.


Description of the business

For a description of the business, please visit About Us.


The names of the directors and biographical details

For the names of the directors and brief biographical details of each, please visit Board of Directors.


Share price live feed

Live feed of the SMS Plc Share Index – Provided by the London Stock Exchange Share Price


Admission Documents

View our Admission Documents here.


Other documents and announcements

Please click here for access to all documents and announcements, including results, reports and presentations

For news releases, click here.


Directors’ Responsibilities

It is the Board’s role to ensure that the Group is managed for the long-term benefit of all of its stakeholders. We believe in effective and efficient decision making in a manner that incorporates the needs of our many stakeholders. Corporate governance is one of the important parts of the Group’s strategy and our aim of continual improvement of our processes and risk management whilst supporting the continued growth of the business is vital in the ever-evolving corporate governance regime we adhere to.

Read our Corporate Governance statement here.


Country of incorporation and main Country of operation

SMS Plc is registered in Scotland under Company Number SC24767 and has its registered office at 2nd Floor, 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TS. SMS Plc’s main area of operations is the UK.

To download our Articles of Incorporation, click here.


Major Shareholdings

As of 13 March 2020, SMS Plc had 112,846,890 ordinary shares in issue. 

Shareholder Number of shares held Percentage Shareholding
Liontrust Asset Management 14,753,805 13.07%
Primestone Capital LLP 12,966,660 11.49%
Fidelity Investments 7,767,095 6.88%
Hargreave Hale Ltd 6,355,830 5.63%
Steve Timoney 5,644,344 5.00%
Alan Foy 4,080,608 3.62%
River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP 4,395,297 3.89%
Wellington Management Company LLP 3,965,776 3.51%
Merian Global Investors (UK) Ltd 3,860,292 3.42%
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (CI) 2,846,934 2.52%

Total Shareholding 112,850,455

In so far as the company is aware as at 3 August 2020 (in accordance with AIM Rule 26), the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 29.9%.

There are no other exchanges or trading platforms on which SMS Plc securities are trading.

SMS Plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker - Scotland
Cenkos Securities Plc
66 Hanover Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1EL

Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker - England 
Cenkos Securities Plc
6.7.8 Tokenhouse Yard
London
EC2R 7AS

Joint Broker
Investec Bank plc
30 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7QP

Auditors
Ernst & Young LLP
G1 Building
5 George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DY

Company Solicitor
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP

Financial PR and Investor Relations
Instinctiff Partners
65 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NQ

Registrars
Computershare Investor Services Plc
The Pavilions
Bridgewater Road
Bristol
BS99 6ZZ


Board Committees

The Committee is comprised of:

  • Graeme Bissett (Chair)
  • Jamie Richards (Non-Executive Director)
  • Miriam Greenwood (Non-Executive Director)
  • Ruth Leak (Non-Executive Director)

Click here to download the Audit Committee Terms of Reference. 

The Committee is comprised of:

  • Miriam Greenwood (Chair)
  • Jamie Richards (Non-Executive Director)
  • Graeme Bissett (Non-Executive Director)
  • Ruth Leak (Non-Executive Director)
  • Alan Foy (Director)

Click here to download the Nomination Committee Terms of Reference.

The Committee is comprised of

  • Jamie Richards (Chair)
  • Miriam Greenwood (Non-Executive Director)
  • Graeme Bissett (Non-Executive Director)
  • Ruth Leak (Non-Executive Director)

Click here to download Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference.

The Committee is comprised of:

  • Ruth Leak (Chair)
  • Graeme Bissett (Non-Executive Director)
  • Jamie Richards (Non-Executive Director)
  • Miriam Greenwood (Non-Executive Director)

Click here to download IT Committee Terms of Reference.